Hickman triumphs in Moped Mayhem Endurance race

Peter Hickman, Barry Burrell, Tom Fisher and Richard Cooper who made up Team YOLO.
Peter Hickman, Barry Burrell, Tom Fisher and Richard Cooper who made up Team YOLO.
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Louth Superbike racer Peter Hickman has begun the new season in top form with a win in his first event of the year in a six hour Moped Mayhem Endurance race at Teeside Kart Club.

The 25-year old contested the event on a Honda C90 in a team along with of Barry Burrell, Richard Cooper and Tom Fisher, all British Superbike support class racers, to become Team Yolo.

They fielded a second bike created from the scrapheap, known as Team Yodo, and completed the six hour race second in class behind their rivals.

On a wet track track there was plenty of drama and multiple crashes, and they also encountered numerous mechanical problems including gearing failures and a snapped chain which caused them to drop back some 12 laps at one stage.

But they managed to pull themselves back and Hicky’s team crossed the line to take the win with Team Yodo following in second place in class.

“We had a wonderful time out there,” said Hicky. “Despite the poor weather we really enjoyed ourselves and had a great laugh on the bikes. It was all a bit of fun but the competitive streak was still there.

“Let’s hope we continue in the same vein when we get on track at Brands Hatch for the first round of the British Superbike championship.”

Hickman has signed a one year contract for top team GBmoto Racing and will contest the 2013 championship onboard their Honda CBR1000.